Trainer:Frank Amonte Jr. Jockey:Ramon Dominguez Foaling Date: 5-21-2003 Pedigree: Notebook - Steamy Recipe by Relaunch Dosage Profile: 4-3-6-0-3 Dosage Index/CD: 1.67 0.31 2005 Record: 4 starts 1-1-1 $41,100 Note: Took him four tries to break his maiden last year, but started 2006 right by winning the Count Fleet and Whirlaway Stakes back to back at Aqueduct. Was a disappointing 5th in the Gotham after a bad start and pulled up after the race and was vanned off. They are saying now he doesn't have a leg injury but does have muscle spasms in his back. Off the trail now with a torn suspensory ligament. According to owner Ernie Paragallo on DRF.com, he has "heat in his left front suspensory, and his ass-end is a little sore."
Top Kentucky Derby Contenders - my list of the top horses headed to the Derby with profiles for each with photos, stats, and link to more info like past performances and pedigree.
Analyzing the top 2013 Kentucky Derby contenders - My annual analysis of the top contenders to try and select a winner by matching each to the profile of a Kentucky Derby winner using many of the more popular angles and statistical trends. This year there were is a 3-way tie for the top spot: Goldencents, Normandy Invasion, and Overanalyze.
2013 Kentucky Derby And Oaks Security - New enhanced stricter rules will be enforced this year. Be sure to read the rules as many have changed and more things are banned. There will still be magnetic wand searches of all patrons and many things are no longer allowed. Check here to make sure you don't bring anything they will confiscate.
Review: Triple Crown Handicapper 2013 - by Jim Mazur. Includes lots of stats for all 3 races and explains how to use a system of statistically derived negative angles to eliminate the "bad" picks.
Review: Kentucky Derby Greatest Moments - Commemorative DVD from Churchill Downs with video from 27 different runnings along with interviews, photos, and historical info. Definitely recommended for any racing fan!
Review: Churchill Downs - America's Most Historic Racetrack by Kimberly Gatto. An entertaining and informative account of the history of the track and it's most famous race, the Kentucky Derby, with lots of photos. Definitely recommended.